It often comes up that partitions' sizes on Windows Server 2003 can not meet users' demands. In this situation, we have to extend partition or shrink partition. Is there any way to change partition size on Windows Server 2003?
How to change partition size on Windows Server 2003?
Many users know the disk management tool of Windows Server 2003 can not change partition size, because, unlike Windows Server 2008/2012, it is not equipped with "Shrink Volume" and "Extend Volume" functions. If we are forced to resize partition, third-party software will be necessary. We can visit http://www.partitionwizard.com/ to download the professional server partition software.
Professional server partition software
The above is the main interface of the professional server partition software. Users can change partition size on Windows Server 2003 by using "Move/Resize Partition", "Extend Partition", "
If we want to extend partition, "Extend Partition" function can help us. It allows us to take free space from any other partitions in the hard disk.
If users want to shrink a large partition and then create a new partition with the shrunk space, the process can be simplified. "
Partition" function can split
a large partition into two smaller ones. Split
"Merge Partition" function allows us to merge two adjacent NTFS partitions.
"Move/Resize Partition" function enables us to shrink partition and extend partition.
We'll show how to extend partition in order to make users more familiar with the professional server partition software.
Select the partition we are going to extend and click "Extend Partition" function. The following window will pop up.
We can take free space from any one partition in the drop-down list to extend the target partition. Then we can resize partitions by dragging the button below. Then click "OK" to go back to the main interface.
We can see the target partition has been extended. Then click "Apply" button to execute the operation, finishing extending partition for Windows Server 2003.
Users can also use it to change partition size on Windows Server 2003 in the light of actual cases.